Journal of Translational Critical Care Medicine

CONSENSUS REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 4--6

Combining Therapy of Octreotide and Glucocorticoid in the Treatment of a Lung Adenocarcinoma Patient with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome


Xue-Zhong Xing, Hai-Jun Wang, Shi-Ning Qu, Chu-Lin Huang 
 Department of Intensive Care Unit, Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Xue-Zhong Xing
Department of Intensive Care Unit, Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Peking Union Medical College, 17, Panjiayuan Nanli, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100021
China

A 63-year-old male who was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of the right lower lobe presented with 1 week of fever, cough, and progressive dyspnea and admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). After intubation, physical examination revealed copious, light bloody sputum and diffuse crackles and rales on lung auscultation. The patient was diagnosed as Stage IV adenocarcinoma, septic shock (lung infection), and acute respiratory distress syndrome. His oxygenation failed to improve despite sedation, restrictive fluid therapy, and methylprednisolone, antimicrobials therapy, protective ventilation, plasma supplement, and anticoagulation. Respiratory secretions suctioned from her endotracheal tube averaged 1.0 L daily. On day 2 after admission, octreotide was infused to control sputum volume. The patient's respiratory secretions decreased significantly, and on day 8, the ventilator mode was changed to pressure support ventilation, and the patient was extubated and dismissed from ICU.


How to cite this article:
Xing XZ, Wang HJ, Qu SN, Huang CL. Combining Therapy of Octreotide and Glucocorticoid in the Treatment of a Lung Adenocarcinoma Patient with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.J Transl Crit Care Med 2019;1:4-6


How to cite this URL:
Xing XZ, Wang HJ, Qu SN, Huang CL. Combining Therapy of Octreotide and Glucocorticoid in the Treatment of a Lung Adenocarcinoma Patient with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. J Transl Crit Care Med [serial online] 2019 [cited 2023 Feb 7 ];1:4-6
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